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outside a restaurant when gun shots came from a white or silver car. both teenagers were hit. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live at the vare recreation center tonight where ironically the community will hold a meeting on gun violence. vernon. >> reporter: good evening, jim. and the guest of honor tonight is his honor mayor jim can kenny. he'll be coming here with encouraging words to pass out to this community which many say is in crisis. this is surveillance video from last night's drive-by ambush of two grays ferry teens standing outside a takeout restaurant around 5:45. you see them frantically scrambling for cover. the barrage of gunfire came from this car. >> two of the guys come out of the chinese restaurant then was standing on the corner just talking and then next think you know a white car shot by and i heard gun slots so i went back in the house. when i came back out it was mayhem out here.
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>> reporter: the suspects remain at large. the 15-year-old teens remain hospitalized in critical condition. the 17-year-old listed in stable condition. >> there's nothing for the kids to do but kill each other. there's nothing to do. in the summertime they will be on this corner all day long 'cause it's nothing for them to do. if they had programs for them, it would decrease all the violence. >> reporter: mayor kenney will be part of a town neating tonight with rest departments who know this violence will fester and grow unless this area gets a lot more attention from all levers of city government. >> pal center ready to go at 32nd and wharton. plans for senior square. councilman kenyatta johnson has plans ongoing at linear playground. we have a complex of athletic opportunities and after school opportunities for kids to stay out of trouble. >> reporter: and jim, police say tonight they need some help in their quest to solve
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this rash of crimes here so they could use some some tip calls. live here in south philadelphia, the grays ferry section, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news. ly. >> vernon thank you. the philadelphia department of public health has confirmed the first case of zika virus in a city resident. officials say the woman is over the age of 60 and recently returned from the caribbean. the woman was not hospitalized and she is getting better. also today the cdc confirmed the second travel-related zika case in new jersey. zika is most commonly transmitted by mosquitos. fatalities are rare but the infection can cause serious birth defects. a south jersey mother has admitted to killing her newborn daughter. hyphernkemberly dorvilier pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter this morning. police say the 23-year-old doused the baby with accelerant before setting the child on fire in january of
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last year. dorvilier was charged with murder but struck a plea deal for a lesser charge. she faces 30 years in prison. police in hockessin delaware are trying to track down a hit and run driver who killed a man last night. "action news" reporter john rawlins is live on lancaster pike with the full story on that. john. >> reporter: hi, jim. a tough one for investigators at this point. they know the victim, a pedestrian was likely hit by a car going northbound on this road, that would be going away from us at this point in time but no witnesses have surfaced. there are no video that has surfaced yet and at this point they're not sure about the make and model of the vehicle so the victim's family speaking out for anyone to come forward who might be able to shed light on this situation. >> contact the delaware state police and turn themselves in. >> reporter: because? >> its a bad thing.
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a real bad thing. >> reporter: the real bad thing jerry mccarthy is talking about the hit and run death of his 34-year-old son jerry last night. it appears the younger mccarthy was hit with tremendous force, a shoe and hat were found more than a hundred feet from the spot where his body was discovered along the shoulder of the road. mccarthy was a carpenter. his long time partner says he doted on his two young kids. >> law a really great father. he loved to play like a -- with his sons, cuddle in bed all of us and watch movies at night. >> reporter: mccarthy's body was found about 9:30 last night along busy delaware high one from unin hockessin just below the pennsylvania state line his father said had been at this nearby v.f.w. he was he says the staff told him his son didn't have enough money for a drink. he apparently told the bartend he would be back in 20 minutes and as to what occurred next police say they have little information. >> we look for anybody who did witness anything or maybe have seen a vehicle that may have
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been involved in a crash. obviously it's probably going to be some front end damage to that vehicle. >> reporter: mccarthy's grieving family hoping someone will step forward. >> just want them to tell the truth and be honest for jerry, for us and for themselves. >> reporter: again, police saying they don't have a lot to go on this at this point in time. they're hoping for the public's help. if you know something you're asked to contact the delaware police at crime stoppers 800-tip-3333. live in hockessin, john rawlins channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you john. a man accused of kidnapping and torturing a center city philadelphia jewelry store employee was sentenced to 14 years in jail this afternoon. khayree gay pleaded guilty to conspiracy kidnapping and attempted robbery. authorities say the victim was beaten tied up and dumped at a
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cemetery after she didn't know the code to the store safe. basil about wha buoy was senten5 years behind bars and sal dean shah heed was also sentenced. >> reporter: investigator its say 18-year-old jacob francisco is a senior at bensalem high school manufactured and sold pot brownies but when they got in the hands of upwards of a dozen shafer middle school students, police were notified. >> there's no doubt that fed customers in the elementary school he would have sold to elementary school kids. this is the type of individual we don't need on our streets. >> reporter: director of public safety says francisco sold the drugs to a middle school student who in turn dealt the pot bonnies to the
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seventh graders. when the students ingested the drugs other students told teachers. >> he's got about a dozen and a half customers that he regularly sells to. and he was selling them to kids in the middle school. >> reporter: the search of francisco's home turned up drugs and cooking supplies for the brownies. he says pot brownies can be extremely dangerous because some dealers lace them with synthetic marijuana and other chemicals that can cause hallucinations. >> they can be ingesting something in their body that could kill them when they think they're taking pot francisco is charged with corruption of minors and other related charges. at juvenile will likely be charged according to police. his name is not being released because of his age. as for all of the parents of those seventh graders who took the drugs police say they're cooperating fully with the investigation. in bensalem chad pradelli, channel6 "action news. >> new jersey governor chris christie is trying again to fill a longstanding vacancy on
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the state supreme court. this afternoon christie nominated superior court judge david baumann. christie nominated because plan in 2012 but baumann wasn't given a confirmation hearing. mary katherine cuff temporarily filled the vacancy. if baumann is approved, the makeup of the court would be four republicans, two democrats and one independent. jim kenney wants a soda tax a proposed tax on sugary drinks would be included when mayor kenney lays out his new budget later this week. ken flea is seeking a three-cent tax to raise $400 million over the next five years. it would expand universal prek pay off debts needed to invest in parks and recreation centers and finance a green jobs initiative. the beverage industry and unions vow to fight the tax. coming up on "action news" tonight, 100 years old or 25? we'll meet the south jersey
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woman who is celebrating a special milestone today. then he may be young but this pitcher has high expectations for the phillies this season. ducis rodgers has his sorry. >> we've had high temperatures the past few days. temperatures in the mid 60's so hard to believe i'm tracking cold air an chance of snow later this week. >> no. >> more details in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> she didn't say that. those stories and much more when "action news" continues.
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>> bomb squad was called in to investigate a potentially explosive situation this
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morning in atlantic city. didn't turn out to that way. workers constructing a new section of boardwalk thought they had come across dynamite in some rock at the site. investigators determined the wires were not explosive, rather wires left over from the quarry where the rocks came from. more than two dozen high school students spent this day roaming around philadelphia city hall. they had the opportunity to observe and learn from mayor jim kenney and other public officials. this was the 46th annual police athletic league day at city hall. 6abc president and general manager bernie prazenica was on hand as officials offered words of wisdom to these youngsters. >> ♪ today is leap day which we are sure you know. of course leap day comes around only once every four years. so what happens if february 29th happens to be your birthday? how old are you really? new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has the case in pointer. >> katherine marshall was born
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on february 29th, 1916. that was leap day 100 years ago. some might argue since the day comes just once every four years, katherine is really only 25. but she doesn't care about leap year math she's just happy to be here. >> oh, yes, better than the alternative. [laughter] that's what i think. >> less than 1 percent of the world's population was born on leap day making them rare birds to begin with. but then how many of them actually make it to be a hundred? >> times i feel a hundred. and then sometimes i feel about 60. >> katherine is a resident at the fountains in atco where she still lives in her own apartment and is seen regularly tearing through the lawless with her walker. >> she walks faster than anybody in here and she's a hundred today. she amazes me. she's as sharp as a tack. >> katherine goes to exercise class three days a week and the teacher says she's an inspiration to everyone. >> the younger residents during the exercise class always point to her and say if
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she can do it, i can. >> katherine has out lived two husbands and her son and today. one of her great grandchildren sent this giant birthday card from his third grade class and her apartment now looks like a flower store. >> pile of flowers and i got a pile of candy and a lot of money which is good. >> instead of throwing a party, katherine donated $100 to the atco food bank. friends and staff at the fountains kicked in $300 more in honor of this leap year. >> everybody has happiness. >> what are you now. >> happy. >> in atco, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news."
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>> flyers with the same roster tonight as they had this morning. >> yeah, trade deadline we expected a flurry of moves. guess what? nothing happened. the flyers are three points out of a wild card spot with 21 games left to play. they could use a push but it does not come in the form avenue trade. it won't come in the form of a
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trade. deadline came and went today at 3:00 p.m. flyers decided to stand pat. no added scorers, no added defenseman. the team you'll see tonight against calgary is the team that will try to make a late season push. general manager ron hextall says the reason is simple. >> if we can mauch ourselves mas better today and not hurt our future we're all for it. nothing came up that made sense. >> villanova fell to xavier last week. the cats don't fall too far the in rankings. nova number three today. cats 25 of four on the year. they'll wrap up the regular season this week with games against depaul and georgetown. even though they are no longer the top team in the nation, they learned a lot in those two weeks. >> a lot of pressure. there's a lot of distractions just surrounding your team as opposed to being ranked like five or even just in the top 25. the pressure of everyone watching your games everyone
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talking about your games. >> we learned just how hard people come at you, you know, and how many distractions there are around you. i feel like our guys handled it pretty well but we can always do better and after you've been through something once you'll always be better the second time. >> to baseball. the phillies have a lot of young arms on the roster. they acquired a lot of in the last year or so. no one knows who they are or what they're cable avenuing do. jeff skversky has introduced us to one. >> i want to be the best pitcher on this team, i want to be the best pitcher is baseball. >> before he can be the best pitcher in baseball he has to make it to the big leagues and the number one overall pick in 2013 has struggled to get there. in 54 minor league games he has an earned run average over five. >> how much pressure is there when you're the number one overall pick in the draft? >> there is, you know, there's
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pressure that comes with it for sure. i'm not going to lie about that but that was three years ago. so, none that of really matters any more. >> apple is no longer shouldering the load which comes with being the flub one nr one overall pick. apple doesn't want to live in the past. instead, he sees a bright future. >> it's exciting. it's an exciting time to be in the phillies organization. it's exciting time for the city of philadelphia. i think the future is bright and it's a lot sooner than i think a lot of people expecte expected. >> for apple to be a part of the phillies project he needs to turn things around personally. he's working on his preparation and his focus. appel is expected to start the season in aaa. with the phillies in clearwater jeff skversky channel6 "action news." >> they can use all the good young arms they can find. >> thank you, ducis. a montgomery county grocery store was honored this
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afternoon for raising money for regional food banks. the shop rite on forty foot road in hatfield was one of hundreds of shop rites around the country that raised a collective $1.3 million as part of the caring cheer rows contest. as part of the honor two employees will appear on an upcoming special edition avenue cheerios box. i do everything on the internet. but, it's kind of slow. my friends say i should get fios because it's the fastest. i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. (husband) we're out of 2%! i wonder what else could be better around here? (husband) i heard that. switching to better internet is now easier than ever. only fios has the fastest internet available, with uploads up to 5x faster than cable. get 100 meg upload and download speeds. plus tv and phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract.
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>> we have breaking news from chopper6. firefighters have arrived on the scene of a three-story dwelling fire. this is the 2100 block of west tioga in north philadelphia.
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again at three-story row house right on the end of the block. the blaze broke out just minutes ago. we don't know of any injuries having been reported so far but firefighters are wasting little time pouring water on that smoky fire which is obviously come through the roof. late word from accuweather and cecily tynan. >> and jim we have a mild start to march tomorrow but some cold air by the end of the week, maybe even a little touch of snow. storm tracker6 live double scan showing that tonight we have dry conditions tonight and virtually cloud free. beautiful last sunset of february 2016. this was tweeted to me bite the harvey cedars police department and you can see the blue skies, looks like clouds on the horizon is actually a controlled burn and today's high, 64 degrees. in fact, this meteorological winter which is december, january and february, we had a record number of 60-degree days. we had 22, shattering number
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two and number three of 16 and in fact, this meteorological winter will go down as the third warmest in history and even this evening it's pretty mild out there. 54 degrees in philadelphia. in atlantic city it's 56. trenton 51. little bit cooler in the northern suburbs. reading 47. allentown 49. and wilmington currently 54 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing that we did have a gloomy start to the day. a weak cold front moved through and that brought us a round of showers but it moved off quickly. sunshine this afternoon, temperatures in the 60's but despite that cold front and tonight's going to be a pretty quiet night. clear skies for the most part a-few clouds late tonight and temperatures a tad above normal, 39 degrees philadelphia, 32 in allentown, 37 in wilmington and 40 for the boardwalk in atlantic city. and the first day of march is going to be beautiful. in like a lamb. loads of sunshine and with this warm front working up to the north temperatures running about 12 degrees above
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average. not quite as warm as today but a high of 60 degrees and that cold front will move through late on tuesday night and early wednesday morning so future tracker showing that we will get a round of rain with this but most of it will occur when we're all sleeping. future tracker showing 12 o'clock, this is midnight tuesday night we will see some showers developing in there northern suburbs and then the wee hours of the morning right before dawn we could even get a squall line of some gusty thunderstorms but this moves off very quickly. by 8 o'clock, nothing more than a few showers, about a quarter to a half inch of rain and then behind this system on wednesday, high pressure's building in so this brings us a wind tunnel effect. our high of 49 will probably hit that mid morning, the temperatures dropping down into the low 40's late in the afternoon and it's going to feel a little bit on the chilly side with wind gusts up to about 40 miles per hour and then temperatures really drop on thursday and friday. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, beautiful start to the month of march. in like a lamb with a high of
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60. loads of sunshine. we get that rain late tuesday night into early wednesday morning, perhaps a gusty thunderstorm and then we clear out, sunshine returns with some gusty winds, a high of 49 degrees. look at what happens on thursday, though. the high only 39. we cloud up quickly and a possibility of some snow showers on friday morning. right now most of the computer models are suggesting this is a very light event, perhaps a nuisance event only about a coating to an inch of snow. a light event one to three doesn't look to be a major winter storm but a reminder that it is still officially winter and heading into the weekend sunshine saturday morning giving way to increasing clouds, a high of 45 degrees. we get a clipper roll through on sunday morning with another round of some snow showers, 46 and monday becoming milder with a high of 53 degrees. so, very mild tomorrow but don't put the winter coats away quite yet. >> all right. thanks. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir is next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian
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taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rodgers. then please join us for app special "action news" investigation at 11:00 here on channel6. here's wendy saltzman with a preview. >> reporter: it's supposed to make counting change convenient and easy but are you getting back all the money you're putting in? armed with rolled coin we test out several machines to see how often we get shortchanged plus we tag along with inspectors to check the accuracy of some coin counting kiosks. see the results of our investigation only on "action news" tonight at 11:00. >> for cecily tynan ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪
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several breaking stories tonight. hours away now until super tuesday. the showdown and, tonight, donald trump and the staggering new poll. and the trump rally turning ugly today. the photographer thrown to the ground. plus, the new numbers tonight on hillary clinton. is there a path for bernie sanders? also breaking, the school shooting inside a cafeteria. the 14-year-old opening fire, then running from the scene. breaking down on the stand. erin andrews late today, testifying in the case of her stalker, and a famous hotel. making a statement. chris rock at the oscars. and leonardo dicaprio finally winning. what he quietly said backstage. and late word today, as

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